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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — QS/1 will offer its pharmacy clients prescription-translation software under a new partnership with pharmacy language service firm RxTran, the two companies said Thursday.
RxTran is delivered as a software-as-a-service application, allowing pharmacies to quickly and accurately provide written prescription translations to customers with limited English proficiency, thus providing them with a fuller understanding of medication directions and usage. According to the U.S. Census Bereau, the population of people with limited English proficiency grew by 80% between 1990 and 2010.
"QS/1 is committed to providing its pharmacy customers with the tools they need to offer the best patient care possible," QS/1 senior manager for marketing and analyst Michael Ziegler said. "Using RxTran allows pharmacies to translate prescription information into a patient's native language."
RxTran provides translation services in Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, simplified and traditional Chinese character sets, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
"We are excited and proud to partner with QS/1," RxTran CEO Brian Kratt said. "The integration of these technologies provides pharmacies with an affordable language solution that enables them to improve patient safety and provide better patient care to limited-English-proficiency customers."